Biography of Seward Rickerson
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Rickerson, Seward, was born in Greene county, N.Y., in 1855. His great grandfather was in the Revolutionary war. His father, Lyman Rickerson, was a farmer of Greene county; later he came to Troy, where he now resides with his sons, Le Roy and Seward. His mother, Laura (Bagley) Rickerson, died in 1889. Seward received his education in the public schools of Greene county and came to Troy in 1878, entered the saddlery hardware store of M. G. Curtis as clerk, and in 1885 was taken into the concern as a partner, the firm becoming Curtis & Rickerson, which continued until 1891, when with W. D. O'Brien he formed the Troy Harness Mantfacturing Co., jobbers of saddlery, hardware, blankets, robes, etc. He married in 1883 Miss Lillie Collins, daughter of William Collins of Troy, by whom he has three daughters.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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